Refugee reporting – UNHCR Media Workshop

The Lebanese Ministry of Information in collaboration with The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), organized a Media Workshop on Reporting on Refugee Issues for journalists coming from different news organizations.

Media Association for Peace took part in this workshop in which the founder, president and executive director of MAP Ms. Vanessa Bassil, gave a session on “Peace Journalism” and its importance in reporting on the refugee issues. In her session, she stressed on how using Peace Journalism strategies while reporting would help ease the tension between the host community and the refugees. Other sessions included topics like, “mapping the rising tensions”, “Injecting facts – Perception VS Reality”, “Language – Why what we say matters” and more.